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BRE offers building researchers fresh opportunities

BRE (Building Research Establishment) Cardington, UK, has issued a second call for applications to take up opportunities for training researchers on whole building projects as part of the European Commission (EC) Access to Large Scale Facilities programme.

TMR, the Training a...
BRE (Building Research Establishment) Cardington, UK, has issued a second call for applications to take up opportunities for training researchers on whole building projects as part of the European Commission (EC) Access to Large Scale Facilities programme.

TMR, the Training and Mobility of Researchers programme run by the EC, DG XII, finances the participation of researchers in unique and innovative research projects across the European Community and its Associated States.

Housed inside a massive former airship hangar at Cardington, 70km north of London, BRE Cardington is the world's premier facility for whole building studies. Currently, it includes three experimental full-scale multi-storey buildings in steel (eight-storey), timber (six-storey) and concrete (seven-storey)which are being tested to increase fundamental understanding, competitiveness and client satisfaction, and, in particular, to support the development of all relevant Eurocodes.

The buildings provide TMR participants with a unique opportunity to investigate the behaviour of Europe's major construction materials under different environmental and accidental loading conditions. They also allow opportunities for examining the effects of new technologies - design, materials, manufacturing and construction - on the performance of the complete building during fabrication, construction, working life and demolition. Non-structural topics, such as thermal and acoustic performance, whole-life costing and sustainability issues, would be particularly welcome.

Details of the constructional aspects of the buildings are available on BRE's web site:

URL: www.bre.co.uk/bre/cardington/tmr1.html

BRE Cardington can offer periods of up to 20 experimental days per individual, more with EC approval, and both individuals and research groups are welcome.

The first call for applications produced a good response, a number of which were successful and are currently being developed into detailed programmes. However, the Selection Panel recommended that further calls should be made in order to maintain the high quality of applications. The next round is currently open until 19 March 1999.

Source: BRE

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